Resale royalty rights 

The author of a work in the visual arts or their right-holders are entitled to compensation for the resale of the work when it is carried out by a professional in the art market as a seller, purchaser or intermediary. Resale royalties are charged by Kuvasto, the organisation representing the authors.  

Businesses must notify Kuvasto of any resale royalties. 


At the Regional State Administrative Agency, we enforce compliance with this obligation to pay resale royalties under the Copyright Act. We may inspect a business for which we enforce compliance with the resale royalty rights. On Kuvasto’s application, we can request a business subject to the notification obligation to file a notice on pain of a fine to enable us to verify that the payments have been made correctly.  

Note that we do not enforce other matters covered by the Copyright Act at the Regional State Administrative Agency.

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